Law: Law on Competition Rules (2009/1340) (Colombia)

Avianca seeks to modify conditional clearance of tie-up with Viva

Avianca has urged Colombia’s aviation regulator to modify the conditions imposed on its acquisition of Viva Air to take account of the latter’s reduced operations after it filed for insolvency last month.

17 April 2023

Colombia raids Ecopetrol over host of potential infringements

Colombia’s antitrust watchdog has raided the national state-run oil company and several of its subsidiaries, reportedly looking into allegations of abuse of dominance and potentially anticompetitive contracts for helicopters and armoured vehicles.

04 April 2023

Viva Air files for insolvency after regulator rejects failing firm defence

Viva Air has blamed Colombia’s aviation regulator for its decision to file for insolvency, claiming the authority took too long to review its proposed acquisition by Avianca after the merging parties argued the failing firm defence.

03 March 2023

Avianca/Viva gets in-depth look after deal block overturned

Colombia’s aviation regulator is considering a revised remedy package as part of a newly opened in-depth review into a merger between the country's largest airline and a low-cost rival, after the carriers successfully overturned an earlier prohibition decision.

22 February 2023

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